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SubjectRe: [PATCH v14 1/2] leds: core: Introduce LED pattern trigger
Hi Baolin,

On Tue, Oct 2, 2018 at 6:39 PM Baolin Wang <> wrote:
> This patch adds one new led trigger that LED device can configure
> the software or hardware pattern and trigger it.
> Consumers can write 'pattern' file to enable the software pattern
> which alters the brightness for the specified duration with one
> software timer.
> Moreover consumers can write 'hw_pattern' file to enable the hardware
> pattern for some LED controllers which can autonomously control
> brightness over time, according to some preprogrammed hardware
> patterns.
> Signed-off-by: Raphael Teysseyre <>
> Signed-off-by: Baolin Wang <>

> --- /dev/null
> +++ b/drivers/leds/trigger/ledtrig-pattern.c
> @@ -0,0 +1,431 @@

> +static void pattern_trig_timer_function(struct timer_list *t)
> +{
> + struct pattern_trig_data *data = from_timer(data, t, timer);
> +
> + mutex_lock(&data->lock);

Timer functions run in interrupt context, hence if CONFIG_DEBUG_ATOMIC_SLEEP=y:

BUG: sleeping function called from invalid context at kernel/locking/mutex.c:254
in_atomic(): 1, irqs_disabled(): 0, pid: 0, name: swapper/1
CPU: 1 PID: 0 Comm: swapper/1 Not tainted
4.20.0-rc1-koelsch-00841-ga338c8181013c1a9 #171
Hardware name: Generic R-Car Gen2 (Flattened Device Tree)
[<c020f19c>] (unwind_backtrace) from [<c020aecc>] (show_stack+0x10/0x14)
[<c020aecc>] (show_stack) from [<c07affb8>] (dump_stack+0x7c/0x9c)
[<c07affb8>] (dump_stack) from [<c02417d4>] (___might_sleep+0xf4/0x158)
[<c02417d4>] (___might_sleep) from [<c07c92c4>] (mutex_lock+0x18/0x60)
[<c07c92c4>] (mutex_lock) from [<c067b28c>]
[<c067b28c>] (pattern_trig_timer_function) from [<c027f6fc>]
[<c027f6fc>] (call_timer_fn) from [<c027f944>] (expire_timers+0x94/0xa4)
[<c027f944>] (expire_timers) from [<c027fc98>] (run_timer_softirq+0x108/0x15c)
[<c027fc98>] (run_timer_softirq) from [<c02021cc>] (__do_softirq+0x1d4/0x258)
[<c02021cc>] (__do_softirq) from [<c0224d24>] (irq_exit+0x64/0xc4)
[<c0224d24>] (irq_exit) from [<c0268dd0>] (__handle_domain_irq+0x80/0xb4)
[<c0268dd0>] (__handle_domain_irq) from [<c045e1b0>] (gic_handle_irq+0x58/0x90)
[<c045e1b0>] (gic_handle_irq) from [<c02019f8>] (__irq_svc+0x58/0x74)
Exception stack(0xeb483f60 to 0xeb483fa8)
3f60: 00000000 00000000 eb9afaa0 c0217e80 00000000 ffffe000 00000000 c0e06408
3f80: 00000002 c0e0647c c0c6a5f0 00000000 c0e04900 eb483fb0 c0207ea8 c0207e98
3fa0: 60020013 ffffffff
[<c02019f8>] (__irq_svc) from [<c0207e98>] (arch_cpu_idle+0x1c/0x38)
[<c0207e98>] (arch_cpu_idle) from [<c0247ca8>] (do_idle+0x138/0x268)
[<c0247ca8>] (do_idle) from [<c0248050>] (cpu_startup_entry+0x18/0x1c)
[<c0248050>] (cpu_startup_entry) from [<402022ec>] (0x402022ec)

Either this should use a spinlock instead of a mutex, or the timer
function should kick a workqueue to do the real work.



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In personal conversations with technical people, I call myself a hacker. But
when I'm talking to journalists I just say "programmer" or something like that.
-- Linus Torvalds

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